Mt. Vernon United Church of Christ

Core Values Statement

Jesus said: “ ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ ” (Matthew 23. 36-39)

Guided by Jesus’ words we will work together…

To Wonder about God’s amazing world by asking questions, celebrating differences, exploring viewpoints, examining scripture and embracing a diversity of opinions and perspectives.

To Welcome, listen to, and join with an ever expanding circle of neighbors to shower love and blessing throughout our community, to care for creation, and to provide for our children and our future, with Christ’s abundant hospitality always on our minds and in our hearts.

To Worship (on Sunday and in all we do) in ways that help our hearts to sing, fill our spirits with joy and gratitude and nourish our bodies, minds and souls so that all are fed and no one ever leaves the table hungry.